“La Reina del Sur” actress Kate Del Castillo and her Cholawood Productions team have signed an overall deal with Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, the studio said Wednesday.
Under the pact, the Mexican actress and producer will both produce and star in projects jointly developed between Endemol Shine Boomdog and Cholawood.
Del Castillo runs Cholawood with her partners, veteran Latin entertainment industry executive Carmen Cervantes and Daytime Emmy Award-winning journalist Jessica Maldonado. Their banner will now be based out of Endemol Shine’s Los Angeles offices.
Flavio Morales, Endemol Shine Latino’s Los Angeles-based executive vice president of U.S. Initiatives, will oversee all programming efforts with Del Castillo and the Cholawood team.
According to Endemol, “the two sides are currently exploring scripted and unscripted development opportunities in both English and Spanish.”
“There is no bigger name in our industry than Kate Del Castillo,” said Alejandro Rincon, CEO, Endemol Shine Boomdog. “We are thrilled to be developing content with Kate and her team that she can both produce and star in. We already have some very promising projects that we will be bringing to the marketplace in the near future.”
“I’m excited to unite with Endemol Shine Boomdog,” Del Castillo said. “We are here to create a new narrative empowering the Latina and Latino communities. It’s time for us to steer away from stereotypes and clichés. We are here to stay!”
As one of the most prominent actresses in Latin entertainment, Del Castillo has played a leading role in many of the industry’s top films and TV series over the last two decades. This summer, Del Castillo led Telemundo to record ratings once again, regardless of language, as she reprised her award-winning role as Teresa Mendoza on “La Reina del Sur 2.” She recently starred in and produced two other highly successful projects for Netflix–“Ingobernable” and “The Day I Met El Chapo.” Del Castillo also is set to co-star in the upcoming film “Bad Boys for Life” alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Endemol Shine Boomdog produces series like “Chumel Con Chumel” (HBO), “MasterChef Latino” (Telemundo), “MasterChef Mexico” (Azteca), “Mira Quien Baila” (Televisa/Univision), “Nicky Jam: El Ganador” (Netflix/Telemundo), “LOL” (Amazon) and “Me Caigo de Risa” (Televisa). The studio’s drama series “El Vato” (Netflix/Universo) was honored last year with an International Emmy Award.
Castillo and Cholawood Productions are repped by Attorney Walter Mosley of Mosley & Associates.